Kansas City Star Building


Truman worked in the mailroom wrapping newspapers here for two weeks in August 1902. He made $7.00 the first week and $5.40 the second. He left to take a job as timekeeper for a construction company working for the Santa Fe Railroad. In later years, Truman sometimes differed with the Star. "If the Star is at all mentioned in history," he wrote in a letter to the Star which he never mailed, "it will be because the President of the U.S. worked there for a few weeks in 1901." (Letter to Ray Roberts, June 12, 1950.)

The Kansas City Star Building where Truman worked was located at the northeast corner of 11th Street and Grand Avenue.